Top Telecom companies in India

Globally, India is the second-largest telecommunication market, with approximately 1.2 million users. With an average data consumption of 9.8 GB per month, it has the highest percentage of data usage per smartphone as compared to the rest of the world. This is expected to double by the year 2024. Due to this rapid rise in the telecom industry over the decade, telecommunication companies in India are fiercely competing with each other to capture more market space and retain the existing customer base. Hence, we can see revolutionary services being offered at nominal rates.

Here are the top telecom companies in India.

1. JIO
Considered by many to be the world’s largest startup with an investment of 1500 billion INR, Reliance Jio also finds it’s placed in the list of top telecommunication companies in India. It is single-handedly responsible for the Telecom Revolution in India by offering free voice calls, zero roaming charges and an array of popular apps like JioTV, JioSaavn, JioCinema at zero subscription charges.

2. Airtel
harti Airtel, popularly known as Airtel is a global telecommunication services company that operates in 18 countries. Based in Delhi, India, Airtel provides a wide range of mobile services like GSM, 3G, 4G LTE, and 4G+. Founded by the current owner, Sunil Bharti Mittal in 1995, it has seen remarkable growth in its 25 years in business. It was the company that launched 4G in India for the first time and also the first company to reach a 100 million customer base.

3. Vodafone Idea Limited
Vodafone Idea Limited is an Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone Group partnership. It is India’s leading telecom service provider. The Company has the largest spectrum holding amongst all Indian telecom operators comprising 1,849.6 MHz spectrum across 22 circles, of which 1,714.8 MHz is liberalized spectrum.

4. BSNL
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. was incorporated on 15th September 2000. It took over the business of providing telecom services and network management from the erstwhile Central Government Departments of Telecom Services (DTS) and Telecom Operations (DTO), with effect from 1st October 2000 ongoing concern basis. It is one of the largest & leading public sector units providing a comprehensive range of telecom services in India. The company is fourth Largest telecom service provider companies in India.

5. MTNL
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) is another government-funded telecom company that offers broadband internet and 3G services in Mumbai and Delhi. As a state-owned entity, MTNL has a user base of approximately 3.62 million subscribers. It also provides services in Mauritius as Mahanagar Telephone Mauritius Limited (MTML).